Any player, may at any time, from anywhere on the pitch, attempt a drop kick. This same rule still exists in the NFL, with the great Jim Thorpe the last to exploit it. Although difficult and risky (since a miss generally results in a turnover), this form of scoring has broken many a heart. Often used as a last resort in response to a solid defensive stand, an outstanding kicker can break an opponent’s back with a swift and accurate blow. Many games have been won in this dramatic fashion, often at the final whistle.
'In the 1912 Olympics, he entered both the decathlon and the pentathlon and won both! It's never been done again. In football, he once punted 90 yards, hit a 79-yard drop-kick, ran a kickoff back 90 yards against Army, had it called back for a penalty, then ran the next kick back 95 yards! There's just never been anyone like him.'
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